The Roofnest Blog

The Roofnest Blog

Adventure Journal


Every team member at Roofnest is an avid outdoor adventurer with decades of experience under their belt and the stories to prove it. Get expert advice, genius DIY outdoor hacks, and hear their stories from the trail in the Adventure Journal.

The Best Way to Organize Your Outdoor Gear

Outdoor activities are a heck of a lot of fun, but they also mean having a heck of a lot of gear. Camping alone comes with a long list of must-haves to enjoy your trip to its fullest: outdoor cooking supplies, a way to stay clean, a camping power supply, and like 3 different kinds […]

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How to Live the Van Life (Without Actually Living in a Van)

If you’re like us, you’ve probably spent your fair share of time scrolling through #vanlife posts on Instagram, day-dreaming of breaking away from the 9-to-5 world, and living life on four wheels. But for most of us, dumping tens of thousands of dollars into a Sprinter van or a fixer-upper VW and turning it into […]

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Cut Down on Holiday Waste with a DIY Bicycle Wheel Wreath

Image courtesy of REI.com Ah, the holidays…food, gifts, family…and unfortunately, a whole lot of waste. According to Stanford University, Americans throw out about 25% more trash during the holiday season, adding up to an extra 1 million tons of waste. While that amount of waste can feel incomprehensible, what’s not so mind-blowing is how simple […]

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Camp

Well flock, the leaves have come and gone here in Colorado and winter is rolling in. Although the cold weather is here to stay, that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop camping and neither should you. For the true die-hard campers who want to spend the upcoming holidays outdoors with their loved ones. We’ve decided […]

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Skiing Recovery Tips for Your First Day Back On the Slopes

Here at Roofnest, our passion for epic adventure is what drove us to start making hard shell roof top tents in the first place. And once winter rolls around in our home base of Colorado, epic adventure means one thing: skiing. We spend a lot of time hitting the slopes, from the Rocky Mountains’ iconic […]

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5 Must Have Winter Camping Accessories

  While we’re writing this blog there is over a foot of snow on the ground and we don’t want camping season to be over. The good thing for all of us is that we have a Roofnest and with the right accessories, you can be just as cozy as a warm summer night… Even […]

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How to Attach a Solar Panel to Your Roof Top Tent

As our Roofnest community continues to grow, we’ve been impressed by new creative modifications to our products. One of the most frequently asked questions is whether solar panels can be attached to our tents. The answer is yes — but with varying difficulty and methods. Best Tent Design for Solar Panels If the ability to […]

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3 Tips to Trail Ride Like a Local No Matter Where You Are

Hey Roofnest Flock, Tim Nickles here. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Sierra Nevadas, there’s hardly a corner of our great country where you can’t find a new mountain bike trail to enjoy. Whether you find yourself wandering a new city while on a business trip or stopping off in a small town along your […]

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Reddy Yeti Interview with Roofnest Founder Tim Nickles

Earlier this summer, Roofnest founder Tim Nickles sat down for an interview with Josh Salvo of Reddy Yeti. Reddy Yeti is an outdoor club that gives members access to the most innovative gear from startups and small businesses at exclusive prices. Quirky, cutting-edge, and utterly obsessed with the outdoors, Reddy Yeti is an obvious friend […]

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How To Build a Portable Camping Battery For Under $125

You’ve got your camping setup dialed in, and you want to extend the weekend to milk a little more out of your trip. But you also want to charge your phone, run your 12V Fridge overnight, light up your camp, and bang out a little work on your laptop so your boss doesn’t get testy […]

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4 Tips to Avoid Altitude Sickness

If you’ve had it you know it’s the absolute worst, if you haven’t … just trust us, it is. Altitude sickness can hold you back from experiencing the bird’s-eye view you’re looking for in your Roofnest. With a Roofnest you have the opportunity to sleep wherever you can drive, this has a lot of people […]

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How to Keep The Environment Clean — And Yourself, Too

We’ve all gone a few days in a row without a shower (whether or not we want to admit it), and a little dirt never hurt anybody. But do you stay clean on longer trips? We’ve put together a list of three things you can do to make sure you help keep the environment clean […]

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